Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
The seed of revolution is repression.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.